It’s already the 2nd week of the One Room Challenge, a blogging event where participants and featured designers makeover a room in 6 weeks. I’ve decided to make some much-needed changes in my master bedroom, and I shared all the “before” pictures of the room here.
Well things are moving right along. Last week, I spent a few hours on Pinterest reminding myself that I can do this, and I crossed one major thing off the list: buying a new bed!
The bed we bought on Amazon after we moved was a big mistake. Huge. It was too low to the ground and uncomfortable. Zero stars. I’ve been on the lookout for a new bed since the day it was assembled.
Divan upholstered beds seem to be a popular option here, and there are a lot of reasonably priced ones. For a while, I was tempted by the low cost and storage options, but at last I admitted to myself they’re just not my taste. Andrew and I both prefer wooden beds over upholstered ones, and this time we decided to buy something we actually like (what a concept!), and will be able to love and cherish for years to come.
My internet searches kept bringing me back to these lovelies from Warren Evans.
I managed to convince Andrew to stop by the Warren Evans shop in Shoreditch on one of our days in London – just to “look.” I think both of us knew at that point that we were going to buy a bed, but neither of us wanted to be the first to say it.
I’m really glad we went in person to shop for a bed rather than just buy on online. The shop was in an adorable little loft, and all it was nice to see the different stains in various lighting.After seeing the awesome built in drawer options, we were sold! We ended up ordering the Verona bed with 2 full size drawers, and the company delivered and assembled it for us!
And here she is!
The drawers are awesome, and really a lifesaver since we don’t have the space for a normal dresser. Soooo much storage space!
Just replacing the bed has made a big difference in this room, and it’s helped me wrap my head around the other changes I want to make. Here are a few photos that I’m drawing inspiration from. The plan is to keep it simple, but make it more cosy.
I think the struggle for me will be sticking to a neutral/black and white palette, and not overdoing it with random décor. While I am drawn to simple Scandinavian interiors in photos, in real life I like having stuff. I don’t want stuff to takeover and make things look chaotic.
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